Bonds of Brotherhood in Sons of Anarchy: Essays on Masculinity in the FX Series

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Susan Fanetti
McFarland, Feb 20, 2018 - Performing Arts - 179 pages
One of FX's most successful original productions, Sons of Anarchy roared onto the screen in 2008 and dominated the cable network's programming for seven seasons. Following an outlaw motorcycle club on its Shakespearean journey, the series took audiences on a wild ride powered by a high-octane brand of masculinity. This collection of new essays explores the show's complicated presentation of masculinity and its cultural implications. Series creator and writer Kurt Sutter depicts male characters who act from a highly traditional sense of what it means to be a man. SOA both vaunts and challenges that sense of manhood as the characters face the consequences of their ride-or-die lifestyle.

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Susan Fanetti is a professor of English at California State University, Sacramento. She teaches courses on popular literature and culture, English language arts pedagogy, literary theory, and American literature.

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